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Walnut Man

I just finished Walnut Man two days ago. As you can guess he's made out of walnut. He's about 14 1/2 inches long and about 4 inches wide.

I like carving walnut. It's fairly easy to carve if your tools are sharp. This wood was part of an old house beam which I've had for over 40 years and the person who gave it to me had it for quite a while before that. No telling how long ago it was part of a house.  Maybe because of its age it has a lot of small cracks running the length of the wood which caused chip outs. This wasn't too much problem except in the detail areas of the eyes. The eyes are not as good as I would have wished them to be but after suffering many small chip outs I finished them up with small rifflers and hoped for the best.

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